Dr. Dre Mini-Series Denied By Apple CEO
According to new reports, Dr. Dre’s mini-biopic series has been shelved due to its graphic scenes. The six episode show titled Vital Signs, was expected to premiere on Apple Music, and would have been considered a scripted drama.
The series was rumored to have starred The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, Ian McShane, and Sam Rockwell. The episodes allegedly displayed Dr. Dre’s life in the most illustrative way possible, according to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook. Due to the heavy excess and portrayal of drugs, guns, and orgy sex scenes, Apple will not premiere the show on their video streaming platform. The series has been axed due not hitting their target content audience. Apple wishes to distribute,
high-quality shows with stars and broad appeal, but it doesn’t want gratuitous sex, profanity or violence.
Dre became a key executive to the Apple Music Divisions in May 2014. After Apple acquired a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. Around that same time, Cook spoke about the business relationship between the “Straight Outta Compton” mogul, and Jimmy lovine,
This relationship started a decade ago, so we know there is an incredible cultural fit. These two guys have a very rare set of skills. It’s like finding a particular grain of sand on the beach. It’s that rare.
Dre has not made a statement about the recent axe. It is also unclear if will be able to shop the series around anywhere else.